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  • FX AND VFX SERIESINVERTER/CHARGERInstallation ManualIncludes Mounting, Installation, and Product Registration

  • Warranty Introduction

    Dear OutBack Customer,Thank you for your purchase of OutBack products. We make every effort to assure our power conver-sion products will give you long and reliable service for your renewable energy system.

    As with any manufactured device, repairs might be needed due to damage, inappropriate use, or unin-tentional defect. Please note the following guidelines regarding warranty service of OutBack products: Any and all warranty repairs must conform to the terms of the warranty. All OutBack equipment must be installed according to their accompanying instructions and manuals

    with specified over-current protection in order to maintain their warranties. The customer must return the component(s) to OutBack, securely packaged, properly addressed,

    and shipping paid. We recommend insuring your package when shipping. Packages that are not securely packaged can sustain additional damage not covered by the warranty or can void warranty repairs.

    There is no allowance or reimbursement for an installers or users labor or travel time required to disconnect, service, or reinstall the damaged component(s).

    OutBack will ship the repaired or replacement component(s) prepaid to addresses in the continental United States, where applicable. Shipments outside the U.S. will be sent freight collect.

    In the event of a product malfunction, OutBack cannot bear any responsibility for consequential losses, expenses, or damage to other components.

    Please read the full warranty at the end of this manual for more information.

    About OutBack Power SystemsOutBack Power Systems is a leader in advanced energy conversion technology. Our products include true sine wave inverter/chargers, maximum power point charge controllers, system communication components, as well as breaker panels, breakers, accessories, and assembled systems.

    Notice of CopyrightFX and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Installation Manual 2007 All rights reserved.

    DisclaimerUNLESS SPECIFICALLY AGREED TO IN WRITING, OUTBACK POWER SYSTEMS:(a) MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY TECHNICAL OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ITS MANUALS OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION.(b) ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL, WHICH MIGHT ARISE OUT OF THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE USE OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL BE ENTIRELY AT THE USERS RISK.

    Contact InformationOutBack Power Systems19009 62nd Ave. NEArlington, WA 98223 Phone (360) 435-6030 Fax (360) 435-6019 www.outbackpower.com

    Date and Revision September 2007 REV A

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Welcome to the OutBack Power Systems FX Series Inverter/Charger System .............................................2 Safety .................................................................................................................................................................................................2FX Series Inverter/Charger Models ...........................................................................................................................................2Parts Included................................................................................................................................................................ ........................2Safety Instructions...................................................................................................................................................... .........................3System Protection.................................................................................................................................................... ...........................5DC Wiring Origination....................................................................................................................................... ...............................5AC Wiring Origination........................................................................................................................................ ...............................6AC Wiring Compartment Board................................................................................................................... ..............................6AC and DC Grounding Requirements............................................................................................. .......................................7FX Parts and Accessories................................................................................................................... ..............................................8Mounting........................................................................................................................................................... .......................................9Low Voltage Terminals................................................................................................................. ......................................... .........10Wire Connections........................................................................................................................... ...................................... ............11AC Wiring Notes for the Non-Mobile FX.............................................................................................................................13 AC Wiring Notes for the Mobile FX............................................................................................................................ . ...........14Low Voltage Wiring................................................................................................................................................................... .......15 Inverter and On/Off................................................................................................................................................. .... ..........15 Auxiliary Output (AUX+ / AUX-)......................................................................................................................... . ...........16 XCT+ / XCT-................................................................................................................................................................. ..... ..........17RTS, MATE/HUB Wiring................................................................................................................................................... .... ...........17System Installation.......................................................................................................................................................... ...... ...........18 Single FX System.................................................................................................................................................... ..... ............18 Single or Series Parallel Dual FX Configuration ....................................................................................................19 Paralleled Dual FX System .................................................................................................................................................22 Series/Parallel Quad FX System ......................................................................................................................................23 3-Phase System............................................................................................................................................. ..... ......................24Generator Interfaces............................................................................................................................................ ..... ......................26Mobile FX Information..................................................................................................................................... .... .........................27Installation Check List..................................................................................................................................... ..... ..........................28Appendix............................................................................................................................................................ ........ ...........................29Voltage, Current, and Frequency Ranges.....................................................................................................................29-31Maximum Overcurrent Protection Ampacity...................................................................................................................32Wire Sizes............................................................................................................................................................ ........ ...........................32Maintenance............................................................................................................................................................ ............................33Warranty............................................................................................................................................................... ........ ..........................34Product Registration..................................................................................................................................... ..... .............................35

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  • Welcome to the OutBack Power Systems FX Series Inverter/Charger System

    The FX Series Inverter/Charger offers a complete power conversion systemDC to AC, battery charging, and an AC transfer switchand can be used as a stand-alone or back-up application. It is designed for indoor or enclosed locations.

    OutBack Power Systems does everything possible to assure the components you purchase will function properly and safely when installed as instructed according to local and national electrical codes (NEC). Please read all of the following instructions and the instructions that come with any other OutBack components that make up your power system. Further instructions on individual FX set-ups as well as systems assemblies are included with the FLEXware manuals.

    The non-Mobile FX is ETL listed to UL1741 (Inverters, Converters, Controllers, and Interconnection System Equipment for Use with Distributed Energy Resources)

    All Mobile FX Series Inverter/Chargers are ETL listed to UL 458.

    The FX and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Installation Manual covers the following information: Safety FX parts, standard and optional Initial inspection of the component Preparing the mounting surface Fastening the FX to the mounting surface General electrical information

    FX Series Inverter/Charger ModelsSealed Units (designed for harsher environments, but still require overhead and sidewall protection)

    FX 2012 T (12 VDC/2000 VA)FX 2024 T (24 VDC/2000 VA)FX 3048 T (48 VDC/3000 VA)

    Vented Units (designed for more protected environments)VFX 2812 (12 VDC/2800 VA)VFX 3524 (24 VDC/3500VA)VFX 3648 (48 VDC/3600VA)

    Each model FX has a single phase output marked with this symbol:Each inverter puts out a sine wave waveform marked with this symbol:

    Parts IncludedOne FX Series Inverter/ChargerOne WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK sticker to place on the exterior of the FXOne packet of silicone grease to protect CAT 5 cable connectionsOne installation manualOne programming manualOne Turbo Kit (sealed units)One DC Wiring Cover or DCC (vented units)

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  • R EA D F IR ST !

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSRead all instructions and cautionary markings on the FX, the batteries and all appropriate sections of this installation and user manual as well as other component manuals before using the system.

    Be cautious around electricity, electrical components, and batteries. Shocks, burns, injury, and even death can occur if an installer comes in contact with electricity.

    Install all components and wiring according to national and local electrical and building codes. This includes: Submitting a plan to the local building department Passing inspection Requiring a licensed electrician to do the work when mandated

    OutBack Power Systems cannot be responsible for system failure, damages, or injury resulting from improper installation of their products.

    Use only the recommended DC and AC wire sizes or greater. Be sure all wires are in good condition.

    Install the FX in a dry location, preferably indoors.

    Install the FX in a shaded area out of direct sun light for best operation. For installations where the FX may be exposed to water spray, a sealed FX must be used and

    mounted either with the base down (shelf mounting) or with the AC wiring compartment facing down (wall mounting).

    If mounted with the base down, water cannot be allowed to accumulate around the FXs base. There is a drainage system on the base of the FX to dispel condensation.

    If submerged, water can enter this drain and cause failure. The Vented FX (VFX) must be installed in a weather-proof enclosure or enclosed area. It is not designed for exposure to water or excessive wind-blown dust and debris.

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    INITIAL INSPECTIONYour FX is stoutly packaged for secure shipping. Please inspect the packaging and component for damage prior to intallation.

    READ FIRST!

  • Design the battery enclosure to prevent accumulation and concentration of hydrogen gas in pockets at the top of the enclosure. Vent the battery compartment from the highest point to the outside. A sloped lid can also be used to direct the flow of hydrogen to the vent opening.

    CAUTION

    To reduce risk of injury, charge only deep-cycle lead acid, lead antimony, lead calcium, gel cell or absorbed glass mat type rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal injury and damage. Never charge a frozen battery.

    PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS

    Someone should be within range of your voice to come to your aid if needed. Keep plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts skin, clothing, or eyes. Wear complete eye protection. Avoid touching eyes while working near batteries. Wash your hands

    with soap and warm water when done. If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water. If acid enters an

    eye, flood the eye with cool running water at once for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention immediately following.

    Baking soda neutralizes lead acid battery electrolyte. Keep a supply on hand in the area of the batteries.

    NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of a battery or generator. Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto batteries. It could short-circuit the

    batteries or other electrical parts can result in fire or explosion. Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches when working with

    a battery or other electrical current. A battery can produce a short circuit current high en...

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